Cauliflower Steaks with Pomegranate Sauce and Arugula Salad

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Prep time 20mins
Cook time 15mins
Serves or Makes: 3

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Cauliflower Steak Spice Blend


  • 1 large head of cauliflower
  • 1 teaspoon coriander seeds
  • 1 teaspoon black peppercorns
  • 1 dried red chili
  • 1/4 chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, ground
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, to drizzle on cauliflower steaks

Pomegranate Sauce


  • 1 cup pomegranate arils
  • 1/2 cup light coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon fresh orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange zest
  • 6 fresh mint leaves
  • 1 dried red chili
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper

Arugula Salad


  • 1 box baby arugula
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate arils
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  • Step 1

    To cut cauliflower steaks - Remove the outer green leaves from the head of cauliflower and trim the stem. Using a sharp knife cut the cauliflower in half lengthwise through the center. Cut a 1 1/2-inch thick steak from each half of the cauliflower. You will get around three steaks from one head of cauliflower.

  • Step 2

    Lay the cauliflower steaks flat on the cutting board. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle spice blend on both sides.

  • Step 3

    To make spice blend - to a blender add, coriander seeds, black peppercorns, dried chili, chili powder, thyme, nutmeg, and salt until coarsely ground.

  • Step 4

    Heat olive oil in a large saute pan, add cauliflower steaks. Sprinkle onions, garlic. Saute each side of the cauliflower about 10-15 minutes until golden and fork tender.

  • Step 5

    Repeat until all the cauliflower steaks are cooked.

  • Step 6

    To make the pomergranate sauce - add all the ingredients to a blender and blender until smooth. Pour in a small saucepan and bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and slowly simmer until sauce has reduced by about 1/4. Strain through a find mesh strainer and set aside.

  • Step 7

    To make salad - Toss arugula with the orange juice, olive oil, salt and pomegranate. Place the arugula on a large platter. Carefully place the steaks on top of the salad and drizzle with the pomegranate sauce. Serve immediately.